Pope Marcellus II Dies After 22 Days

Pope Marcellus II Dies After 22 Days

Pope Marcellus II
Source: Wikipedia

Timeline of History

History Topics
Religious History
Countries

Pope Marcellus II dies after one of the shortest reigns in the history of the Catholic Church: 22 days. The other notable distinction of Pope Marcellus II is that he was the last pope to retain his birth name after the papal election.

Pope Marcellus II had made plans to start an ambitious program for reform and work to end abuses such as nepotism and excessively rich lifestyles of church officials, but he has a stroke before anything can be done.

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Interesting
Comment
    Please enter the security code.
 
 
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Germany's Catholic Bishops Hold Off Issuing Pastoral Letter in Anticipation of Polish Invasion
Birth of Leni Riefenstahl - Actress, Dancer, and Film Director
Hitler Tells Generals of False Operations to Make Poland Look Militarily Aggressive
Georgia's Cobb County Schools Require 'Balance' When Teaching Evolution
Chief Justice Roy Moore Charged With Ethics Violations